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The Faculty of Arts Internship Program allows McGill University to offer the kind of global exposure that simply cannot be replicated in the classroom. McGill University is deeply committed to ensuring that our students are provided with every possible opportunity to make the most of their undergraduate years and to provide them with the necessary tools to be sought after by both the best graduate schools and employers. Internships are an ideal way for students to translate their classroom experience into real-world situations and gain valuable experience related to their field of study.

The vast majority of internships are unpaid and many of our students are self-funded. A small percentage, however, are fortunate to receive Arts Internship Awards from Faculty of Arts alumni and donors to defer a portion of their travel and cost of living expenses—which can amount to over $5,000 for an eight-week summer internship. This sum is out of reach for most undergraduates and unfortunately limits the number of students who wish to pursue an internship. Administered through the Dean's Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office, the Arts Internships Awards have allowed the very valuable internship experience to become a reality for many Arts students.

With the generous support of McGill alumni and the Arts Undergraduate Society, the following Arts Internship Awards have been established:

 

The Allan A. Hodgson Arts Internship Award

Award Donor Mr. Allan A. Hodgson (BA'58) with 2011 award recipients Nicolas Magn

The Allan A. Hodgson Arts Internship Award was established by Allan A. Hodgson (BA’58) to help students enrolled in the Summer Internship Program in the Faculty of Arts gain firsthand understanding of the global community, and of issues pertaining to international development. Administered through the Dean’s Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office, this Award is designed to lend financial support to students, who wish to pursue an internship in the field of international development. The Award is meant to provide partial funding to assist students with travel and other expenses related to their internship.

Students must have a demonstrated interest in the area of international development and propose an internship with a host organization actively engaged in this field. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, microfinance projects, education, environmental sustainability, medical services, community development and legal aid.


The Anderson Family Internship Award

The Anderson Family Internship Award was established by Blake (BA'80) and Nina (BA'81) Anderson to help students gain firsthand experience related to their fields of study. Administered through the Dean’s Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office, this award is meant to provide partial funding to assist students with travel and other expenses related to their internship.


The Andrew Buntain Arts Internship Award

The Andrew Buntain Arts Internship Awards were established in 2011 by Andrew Buntain (BA '95) to help support one or more undegraduate students participating in an internship conducted through the Faculty of Arts Internship Program. Preference will be given to Canadian students.


The Anne and Larry Ullman Internship Award

The Anne and Larry Ullman Internship Award was established by Anne (BA'90) and Lawrence (BSc'89, MBA'93) Ullman to help students gain firsthand experience related to their fields of study. Administered through the Dean’s Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office, this award is meant to provide partial funding to assist students with travel and other expenses related to their internship.


The Arts Undergraduate Improvement Fund (AUIF) Internship Award

The Arts Undergraduate Improvement Fund (AUIF) Internship Award was established by the Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS) and the Arts Undergraduate Improvement Fund (AUIF) to help students gain practical experience through an internship in their relevant field of study. Administered through the Dean’s Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office, this Award is designed to provide partial funding to assist students with travel and other expenses related to their internship.

Please note: Students who have opted out of AUIF are not eligible to apply.


The Brenda and Morrison Hurley Arts Internship Award

The Brenda and Morrison Hurley Arts Internship Award was established by Dr. Robert Morrison MSc ('68) and Brenda Hurley to help students gain firsthand experience related to their fields of study. Administered through the Dean’s Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office, this award is meant to provide partial funding to assist students with travel and other expenses related to their internship.


The Bryan Cooke Arts Internship Award

The Bryan Cooke Arts Internship Award was established on behalf of the Cooke-Altman family, through the Morris & Rosalind Goodman Family Foundation, to honour the memory of William Bryan Cooke (1909-1974), a Major of the Skinner's Horse Regiment of the Indian Cavalry and, for much of his life, a tea planter in South India's Highrange near Munnar. An avid reader, 17-year old Bryan Cooke's curiosity was so piqued by a novel by Somerset Maugham that he found passage on a boat to India and to a lifelong career and engagement with that country. The award aims to help others to gain firsthand experience related to their interests and fields of study. Administered through the Dean's Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office, this award is meant to provide partial funding to assist students with travel and other expenses related to their internship.


The Bryce Internship Award

The Bryce Internship Award was established in 2011 by Mary K. Wemp (BA '68) in honour of her grandson, Bryce Davidson Purves-Mitchell, to help support one or more undergraduate students participating in an internship conducted through the Faculty of Arts Internship Program.


The Burgess Family Internship Award

The Burgess Family Internship Award was established by Phillip Burgess (BA’81) to help students gain firsthand experience related to their fields of study. Administered through the Dean’s Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office, this award is meant to provide partial funding to assist students with travel and other expenses related to their internship.


The Carol & Lloyd Darlington Arts Internship Award

Intern Kally Bowser with Award Donor Mr. Lloyd Darlington (BA'67) and intern Jua

The Carol & Lloyd Darlington Arts Internship Award was established by Lloyd Darlington (B.A. '67) to help undergraduate students enrolled in the Summer Internship Program in the Faculty of Arts through an internship with the purpose of improving the economic or social welfare of the poor in a developing country. Preference will be given to students in an internship associated with the use of more innovative or creative approaches to the improvement of economic or social welfare. Administered through the Dean’s Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office, this award is meant to provide partial funding to assist students with travel and other expenses related to their internship.


The Class of ‘98 Arts Internship Award

The Class of ‘98 Arts Internship Award was established by the graduating class of 1998 in Faculty of Arts to help students gain firsthand experience related to their fields of study. Administered through the Dean’s Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office, this award is meant to provide partial funding to assist students with travel and other expenses related to their internship.


The David Tarr & Gisele Chevrefils Arts Internship Award

Mr. David Tarr (BA '61) and Ms. Gisele Chevrefils speaking with Anais Cadieux-Va

The David Tarr & Gisele Chevrefils Arts Internship Award was established by David Tarr (BA’61) to help students gain firsthand experience related to their fields of study. Administered through the Dean’s Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office, this Award is designed to lend financial support to students pursuing internships, particularly with community-based initiatives in the fields of education, sustainable development, community development and government accountability. The Award is meant to provide partial funding to assist students with travel and other expenses related to their internship.

Students must have a demonstrated interest in community-based initiatives in the fields of education, sustainable development, community development or government accountability, and propose an internship with a host organization actively engaged in this field. Preference will be given to students with a demonstrated sense of initiative whose past and future activities embody community-based initiatives.


The Davies Family Arts International Internship Award

The Davies Family Arts International Internship Award was established in 2013 by Patricia Davies, BA '42, and her family to help support one or more undergraduate students to gain firsthand international experience related to their fields of study. Administered through the Dean's Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office, this award is meant to provide partial funding to assist students with travel and other expenses related to their internship.


The Dean of Arts Internship Award

Established in 2010 by Dean Christopher P. Manfredi, The Dean of Arts Internship Award was created to help students gain practical experience through internships in their relevant fields of study. Administered through the Dean’s Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office, this Award is designed to provide partial funding to assist students with travel and other expenses related to their internship.


The Eva and Myron Echenberg Arts Internship Award

Intern Lena Weber (U3 Internatinal Development Studies) with Award Donors Profes

The Eva and Myron Echenberg Arts Internship Award was established by retired Professor of History at McGill Myron Echenberg (BA'62, MA'64) and his wife Eva to help students gain firsthand practical experience through an internship working in international development initiatives.


The Faculty of Arts International Internship Award

The Faculty of Arts International Internship Award , supported by Joseph Schull  (BA ‘82, MA ’85) and Anna Yang( BCL , LLB ’88) to help students gain firsthand international experience related to their fields of study. Administered through the Dean’s Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office, this award is meant to provide partial funding to assist students with travel and other expenses related to their internship.


The Gail Elizabeth Todgham Arts Internship Award

The Gail Elizabeth Todgham Arts Internship Awards were established in 2010 by Gail Todgham (B.A. ’67) to help undergraduate students enrolled in the Arts Internship Program in the Faculty of Arts through an internship conducted in a museum, gallery, or an area related to the visual arts.


The Hinda Ordower King Awards of Merit

Donor Mr. Richard King with interns Angela Wilson and Josianne LaMothe two of th

The Hinda Ordower King Awards of Merit were established by Richard, Joel and Norman King and their families to honour the memory of their loving stepmother, Hinda (B.A. 1947, BSW 1948, MSW 1953, PhD 1984) and help deserving Quebec, Israeli and Canadian students participating in a McGill School of Social Work international field placement.


The Hon. Paul & Yvonne Casey Arts Internship Award

The Hon. Paul & Yvonne Casey Arts Internship Award was established in 2010 by George Garvin Brown (BA’91) in honor of his grandfather, the Hon. Paul Charles Casey, a graduate of McGill University (Law'28), and grandmother, Mrs. Yvonne Casey. Judge Casey served as Quebec Appeals Judge from 1946 to 1979. This Award was established to help support a student in the Faculty Internship Program through an internship related to democracy, institution building, the judiciary or government. Preference will be given to a student pursuing a major in Political Science or History. Administered through the Dean’s Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office, this Award is meant to provide partial funding to assist students with travel and other expenses related to their internship.

Students must have a demonstrated interest in the area of democracy, institution building, the judiciary or government and propose an internship with a host organization actively engaged in this field.


The Ithaca Arts Internship Award/Bourse Ithaque pour les Stages en Arts

The Ithaca Arts Internship Award was established in 2008 by France Bellisle, to help support one student participating in an internship outside of North America. / La Bourse Ithaque pour les Stages en Arts a été établie en 2008 par France Bellisle. Cette bourse est accordée à un(e) étudiant(e) qui effectuera un stage à l'extérieur de l'Amérique du Nord.


The Judy Patton Hamilton Arts Internship Award

The Judy Patton Hamilton Arts Internship Awards were established in 2011 by Judy Hamilton (BA ’54) to help support one or more undergraduate students participating in an internship conducted through the Faculty of Arts Internship Program.


The Kostman Family Internship Award in Arts

Established in 2012 by Henrietta Kostman, BA '39, to support one or more undergraduate or graduate students in the Faculty of Arts, to gain a practical and hands-on experience related to their fields of study through an internship in Israel. Administered through the Dean's Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office, this award is meant to provide partial funding to assist students with travel and other expenses related to their internship. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the School of Social Work.


The Lev Bukhman Internship Award

Intern Julie Gao (U3 International Development Studies and African Studies) meet

The Lev Bukhman Internship Award was established by Lev Bukhman (BA’93) to help students enrolled in the Faculty of Arts Internship Program gain practical and hands-on experience in the field of microfinance, governance or self-sustainability. Administered through the Dean’s Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office, this award is meant to provide partial funding to assist students with travel and other expenses related to their internship.

Students must have a demonstrated interest in the area of microfinance, governance or self-sustainability and propose an internship with a host organization actively engaged in this field.


The Liz Gomery & Stefan Fews Internship Award in Arts

Award Donors Ms. Elizabeth Gomery (BA’98, BCL/LLB'03), Mr. Stephan Fews (BA'96,

The Liz Gomery & Stefan Fews Internship Award in Arts was established by Elizabeth Gomery (BA’98, BCL/LLB'03) and Stefan Fews (BA'96, BCL/LLB'00) to help students gain firsthand experience related to their fields of study. Administered through the Dean’s Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office, this Award is designed to lend financial support to students pursuing internships. Preference will be given to any undergraduate student undertaking an internship in an area related to poverty reduction (eg. educating women, environmental issues, etc.). The Award is meant to provide partial funding to assist students with travel and other expenses related to their internship.


The Laura Santini and Ken MacKinnon Initiative Award for Student Internships

The MacKinnon Initiative Award was established by Kenneth J.C. MacKinnon (BA‘80) and Laura Santini MacKinnon (Honours BA’82) to help students gain practical hands-on experience through an internship in their field of study.

Administered through the Dean’s Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office and the Desautels Faculty of Management, this Award of $2,500 lends financial support to one Desautels Faculty of Management student or one Faculty of Arts student who wishes to pursue an unpaid internship with a non-profit organization, preferably in the developing world. The Award is meant to provide partial funding to assist students with travel and other expenses related to their internship.

Students must have a demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship, innovation or a creative mindset, whether in business or in the arts. Their internship duties must involve hands-on experience and fieldwork. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, climate change, economic development, microfinance, environmental resource management and the arts broadly defined.


The Max Stern Internship in Art History Award

The Max Stern Internship award in Art History Award was established by Dr. Max Stern’s estate to help Art History undergraduate and graduate students gain first hand experience through an internship. Administered through the Dean’s Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office, this Award is designed to lend financial support to students who wish to pursue an internship in the field of Art and Art History. The Award is meant to provide partial funding to assist students with travel and other expenses related to their internship and to assist students in their pursuit of study in the area closest to Mr. Stern’s heart- Art and Art History.

Max Stern, O.C. (1903-1987) was an art historian and collector. In 1947, he bought the Dominion Gallery on Sherbrooke Street in Montreal and made it a focal point for the dissemination of “living art” and the promotion of Canada’s modern artists. The Dominion Gallery became one of the most vital and influential art galleries in the country, and remained open for over a decade after his death.


The McDonald Currie Fund for International Management and Development Internship Award

Established in 2012 by George Currie, BEng '51, to provide financial assistance to students in the Desaultels Faculty of Management who are undertaking an international internship as the experiential learning component of their Major in International Management studies and students in the Faculty of Arts undertaking an unpaid internship. The Award is meant to provide partial funding to assist students with travel and other expenses related to their internship. 


The McDonald/Pekeles Arts Internship Award

Donor Dr. Gary Sean Pekeles and Professor Gillian Lane-Mercier at the Donor Dinn

The McDonald/Pekeles Arts Internship Award was established in 2009 by McGill alumnae Dr. Gary Sean Pekeles BSc’72, MSc’81 to help students gain firsthand experience related to their fields of study. Administered through the Dean’s Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office, this award is meant to provide partial funding to assist students with travel and other expenses related to their internship.


The Media@McGill Internship Award

The Media@McGill Internship Award offers financial support to undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts undertaking a national (outside of Montreal and it's periphery) or international internship in an organisation whose activities directly pertain to and engage with media (as described in Media@McGill's mission).

Administered through the Faculty of Arts Internship Office in conjunction with Media@McGill, this $4,500 Award provides funding to assist students with travel and other expenses related to their internship. In keeping with Media@McGill’s mission statement, which describes the field of media as encompassing “practices of transmission, circulation, storage, memory and meaning” the internship can take place in a variety of media-related organizations, including, but not limited to, public radio or television stations, newspapers and publishing houses, non-profit internet-based organisations, as well as digital heritage or media art centres.

The Media@McGill Internship Award application deadline for summer 2014 is March 17, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. For information on how to apply, please visit the Faculty of Arts Internship Program page


The Roland Arts Summer Internship Award

The Roland Arts Summer Internship Award was established by the David Roland (BA’91) family to help students gain practical experience through an internship related to international development and/or the advancement of social causes. Administered through the Dean’s Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office, this Award was designed to provide partial funding to assist students with travel and other expenses related to their internship.

Students must have a demonstrated interest in international development and/or the advancement of social causes, and propose an internship with a host organization actively engaged in this field. Preference will be given to students with a demonstrated sense of initiative whose past and future activities embody international development and the advancement of social causes.


The Scott and Kristi Daniels Arts Internship Award

The Scott and Kristi Daniels Arts Internship Award was established by Scott Daniels (B.A.’93) to help students gain firsthand experience related to their field of study. Preference will be given to students undertaking an internship in the field of economics.

Administered through the Dean’s Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office, this award is meant to provide partial funding to assist students with travel and other expenses related to their internship.


The Tania Zouikin Arts Internship Award in International Development

Ms. Tania Zoukin (BA '72) with Naureen Karachiwalla and Shiri Noy, the first two

The Tania Zouikin Arts Internship Award in International Development was established by Tania Zouikin (BA’72) to help students gain firsthand understanding of the global community, and of issues pertaining to international development. Administered through the Dean’s Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office, this Award is designed to lend financial support to students who wish to pursue an internship with an organization in the field of international development. The Award is meant to provide partial funding to assist students with travel and other expenses related to their internship.

Students must have a demonstrated interest in the area of international development and propose an internship with a host organization actively engaged in this field. Relevant fields include, but are not limited to, women’s projects, education, environmental sustainability, medical services, community development and legal aid. Preference will be given to female students.


The Toten Family Arts Internship Award

The Toten Family Arts Internship Award was established in 2012 by Kenneth Toten, BA'72, to help support one or more undergraduate students participating in an internship conducted through the Faculty of Arts Internship Program. Administered through the Dean's Office in conjunction with the Faculty of Arts Internship Office, this award is meant to provide partial funding to assist students with travel other expenses related to their internship.


The William Henry Kelly Social Work Summer Internship Award

The William Henry Kelly Social Work Summer Internship Awards were established in 2011 by Bill Mooney (BA ’91) to help one or more School of Social Work undergraduate students enrolled in any of the internships in the Arts Internship Program in the Faculty of Arts to strengthen their skills and assist social service agencies supporting the needs of children and youth at risk.  Preference will be given to students intending to undertake such work in the Province of Prince Edward Island.